NMSU player Mike Peake allegedly involved in UNM shooting

The New Mexico State-University of New Mexico basketball game scheduled to start Saturday in Albuquerque has been postponed after a death at the UNM campus.

NMSU basketball player Mike Peake was injured in the shooting and is in the hospital, according to multiple sources.

Details of the UNM shooting

New Mexico State Police are investigating the murder at UNM’s main campus.

Police said a 19-year-old man and a 21-year-old man got into an altercation around 3am on Saturday, both of whom suffered gunshot wounds.

The 19-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 21-year-old was taken to a local hospital, according to NMSP.

State police have not released the names of those involved in the shooting, but have confirmed that the 19-year-old was a UNM student and the 21-year-old was an NMSU student.

Mike Peake’s Alleged Involvement

Several sources confirmed this Sun News that the 21-year-old who was shot in the incident is NMSU men’s basketball junior forward Mike Peake.

New Mexico state officials have yet to publicly confirm Peake’s involvement, nor have they provided any updates on his injuries or condition.

Mike Peake dribbles during a practice session on day one of New Mexico state men's basketball practice September 27.

Peake is one of two returning members of last year’s Aggie team and was NMSU’s starting power forward in the first two games of the season. Peake is averaging 9 points per game, 3.5 rebounds and 2 blocks in just over 20 minutes per game this season.

A Chicago native, Peake spent most of his high school years in Kansas. The 6-foot-7, 218-pound forward played for Georgia and Austin Peay before joining NMSU for the 2021-22 season.

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